Keynote Speakers:

Jack Abel, MDiv, MBA

Rev. Jack Abel, MDiv, MBA, is Senior Director of Spiritual Care at Caron Treatment Centers headquartered in Wernersville, Pennsylvania. He leads a team of integrated, clinical spiritual counselors and is developing an addiction-specific form of Clinical Pastoral Education at Caron for seminarians, clergy, and pastoral counselors. He also serves as current President of Spiritual Care Addiction Treatment Professionals, a non-profit association.

Allan Barger, MDiv, MSW

Allan Barger, MSW, a Research Analyst for 25 years, reviews published research to translate science to practice to reduce alcohol and drug problems in our nation. A member of the NAADAC Speakers Bureau, he presents nationally to professionals in the prevention and treatment fields.


Judy earned her B.A. at Rutgers, M.A. from New York Institute of Technology and is a LMHC, CAP, ICADC, CSAT-R and Certified Hypnotist. In 2003 she created The Refuge-A Healing Place. In 2008 Spirit2Spirit Healing was created offering Trauma Retreats and a nationally renowned certification training curriculum. Most Recently, Judy has created a luxury treatment center in Ocala, FL. The Guest House Ocala brings individual treatment to our guests in an elegant setting with a cutting-edge treatment program that focuses on healing trauma and treating addiction simultaneously.

William Jacobs, MD

William S. Jacobs, M.D. is a national clinical expert, triple board certified in Anesthesiology,Pain Medicine,& Addiction Medicine physician., Dr. Jacobs did his Anesthesiology Residency the University of Alabama-Birmingham where he won the Dripps Award for Best Anesthesiology Resident.

Veena Kumari, PhD, C Psychol, AFBPsS

Dr. Veena Kumari is the Chief Scientific Officer for the Sovereign Health Group. She has over 200 peer-reviewed publications and received numerous awards for her mental health and addiction research. She was a full Professor of Psychology (2006-2016) at the Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK.

Rokelle Lerner

Rokelle Lerner is the Senior Clinical Advisor for Crossroads Centre Antigua. For the past twenty-one years Rokelle has facilitated Spring Recovery Workshops in London, UK. She is co-founder of Children Are People, a national organization dealing with high-risk children from chemically dependent families. Rokelle has authored many articles and books including: The Object of My Affection is in My Reflection: Coping with Narcissists, Affirmations for Adult Children of Alcoholics and Living in the Comfort Zone: The Gift of Boundaries in Relationships

David Mee-Lee, MD

David Mee-Lee, M.D. is Chief Editor of The ASAM Criteria and Senior Vice President of The Change Companies and Train for Change. He is a Senior Fellow, Justice Programs Office, School of Public Affairs, American University, Washington, DC and a co-founder of the Institute for Wellness Education.

Scott Miller , Ph.D.

Scott D. Miller, Ph.D. is the founder and director of the International Center for Clinical Excellence an international consortium of clinicians, researchers, and educators dedicated to promoting excellence in behavioral health services. He is Chief Science Officer, Groupnos Technologies and Cummings Professor of Behavioral Health, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ. Dr. Miller conducts workshops and training in the United States and abroad, helping hundreds of agencies and organizations, both public and private, to achieve superior results. Dr. Miller is the author of numerous articles and books, including Escape from Babel: Toward a Unifying Language for Psychotherapy Practice (with Barry Duncan and Mark Hubble [Norton, 1997), The Heart and Soul of Change (with Mark Hubble and Barry Duncan [APA Press, 1999, 2010), The Heroic Client: A Revolutionary Way to Improve Effectiveness through Client-Directed, Outcome-Informed Therapy (with Barry Duncan [Jossey-Bass, 2000], and Jacqueline Sparks [Revised, 2004]). He trains and consults from his base in Chicago, IL.


Faculty Members:

Jose Aragon, MEd, CADC II, ICADC, SAP

Joe has over 22 years' experience in the addiction treatment industry and 12 years in post-secondary education. His career spans a broad scope of work, including being an approved CCAPP Continuing Education Provider, clinical supervision, prevention, direct client substance use disorder assessment and counseling, outreach, Department of Transportation consultation, and professional interventions. Joe is the President of Aragon and Associates, a private addiction consulting and training practice located in Riverside County, CA.

Jerri Avery, MEd, PhD

Jerri Avery, Ph.D. has over 23 years of experience in federal grant-writing and implementation, program management, workforce development, and governmental and nonprofit leadership.

Michael C. Barnes, Esq.

Michael C. Barnes is the managing partner at DCBA Law & Policy in Washington, DC. He has served as a strategic advisor to executives at multinational corporations, legal counsel to national health care service providers, and compliance officer for multi-state providers of behavioral health care. Mr. Barnes has authored more than 10 scholarly articles and presents frequently at conferences nationwide. He is a contributor to and provides analysis for TV networks. Mr. Barnes previously served as confidential counsel in the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Michael F. Barnes

Dr. Michael Barnes is a Professional Counselor and Master Addiction Counselor. He is in private practice at Timberwolf Clinical Services (Lakewood, Colorado) and he is the Senior Clinical Educator at CeDAR-Center for Dependency, Addiction & Rehabilitation, University of Colorado Hospital.

James Barry, MS, BS, CADC II, LAADC

James holds a LAADC, as well as Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Psychology. James has been a featured speaker for CCAPP, and a variety of organizations interested in LGBTQ treatment issues. James is completing a Doctorate in Psychology at California Southern University.

Eyglo Bjarnadottir, MDiv

Rev. Eyglo has a long and dedicated history of helping individuals recover from the disease of addiction. Born in Iceland, Eyglo worked in Denmark before joining Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation for the past fourteen years. She is an ECLA ordained minister and founding member of SCATP.

Dena Cabrera, PsyD

Dena Cabrera, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and a certified eating disorder specialist at the Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders, where she is serves as the executive clinical director. Cabrera is a well-known expert, speaker and author in the field. At Rosewood, she manages the day- to- day programs for all levels of care, and is involved program development, staff training, and supervision throughout the Rosewood system. Dr. Cabrera is the author of The Mom in the Mirror: Body Image, Beauty and Life After Pregnancy.

Jay Callahan, MC, LADC, LPC

Jay is a co-occurring therapist and family program coordinator at the PRIDE Institute. He is a strengths-based, holistic focused counselor, who is passionate about empowering and equipping LGBTQ individuals to pursue health and wellness in all areas of their life.

John Camarillo, MS, RD

John went on to receive his Bachelors & Masters degrees in nutrition & dietetics from Cal State Northridge. He has many years of experience working with both adults & adolescents with eating disorders at the residential, partial day, intensive outpatient, and outpatient levels of care.

Jean Campbell, LCSW, CETIII, TEP

Jean Campbell, LCSW, TEP is a nationally known expert in trauma resolution, addiction/codependency and somatic psychotherapy. As Founder & CEO of Action Institute of California, Jean provides training for professionals, and personal growth workshops for families, couples and individuals.

Shana Chan, LMFT

Shana Chan
Credentials: LMFT
Shana has experience working with adults, couples, families, adolescents, and children. She has worked in with different levels of care including Residential, Partial, and Intensive Outpatient. Shana appreciates the holistic approach, addressing all aspects of a client's recovery (dietary, medical, psychiatric/emotional, mental, and social). She also deeply appreciates the process of seeing the clients and families grow as they journey together towards recovery.


Dr. Davis, a licensed drug and alcohol counselor as well as having a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology, Dr. Davis also has a dual BA in philosophy and religion, a masters of arts in psychology, and a masters of science in community counseling. In addition to work at Strategies, Dr. Davis is an Adjunct Professor in the Forensic and Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program at Alliant International University and he is considered an excellent motivational speaker and is an often sought out lecturer, presenter, and keynote speaker regarding addictions treatment.

Frank Davis, AADC, CCJP, LCDC

Mr. Davis began working in the recovery field in 1989 as a volunteer and began working full time with MHMR in 1991. He went to work in the criminal justice treatment field in 1995 where he has spent most of his career. Frank is the Chairman of the Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals.

Donald Durham, PhD

Dr. Donald Durham is the Program Director for Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders Tempe. A licensed psychologist, he has over 30 years of experience treating eating disorders, addiction and co-occurring conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder. He has had a private practice in Arizona since 1995 and has served on the leadership team for inpatient and residential eating disorder treatment facilities.

Kathryn F. Edgerton

Kathryn F. Edgerton is a transactional and regulatory attorney with Nelson Hardiman, LLP, a California based healthcare specialty law firm. Ms. Edgerton has developed an extensive niche practice representing behavioral care providers, in addition to representing hospitals, physician organizations, and telemedicine providers.

Ms. Edgerton has successfully obtained licensure, certification, and accreditation for a variety of facilities regulated by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), the California Department of Social Services (DSS), and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), including substance abuse treatment facilities, group homes, adult residential facilities, congregate living health facilities, and home health agencies. Additionally, she has considerable experience drafting facilities’ patient intake documentation as well as policies and procedures related to licensure, certification, and compliance with privacy and security laws and regulations, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), and California’s Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA).

Ms. Edgerton is a Certified Information Privacy Professional in U.S. private-sector privacy laws and regulations (CIPP/US), and is Certified in Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC) by the Compliance Certification Board. Ms. Edgerton is admitted to practice law in both California and New York.

Lynn Fairweather, MSW

Lynn Fairweather, MSW is an abuse survivor who has worked in the domestic violence response and prevention field for 24 years. Her company Presage provides domestic violence training, workplace violence program and policy consultations, and 24/7 case response to professionals nationwide.

Steven Garnham, MEd, LEAP, MAC, LAPC

Mr. Garnham holds a Masters Degree from Temple University and is a licensed Employee Assistance Professional. He is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Masters Addiction Counselor, Labor Assistance Professional - Certified, and is a qualified SAP.

Dan Griffin, MA

Dan Griffin has worked in the mental health and addictions fields for over two decades. He is author of A Man's Way through the Twelve Steps, A Man's Way through Relationships, and co-author Helping Men Recover. He is host of the Man Rules Podcast. Dan is also a senior fellow at The Meadows.

Albert Hasson, MSW

Albert L. Hasson received his MSW from UCLA, and has worked in the field of addiction medicine as a researcher and a treatment provider since 1977. Mr. Hasson was an Administrative Director of the Matrix Institute, and Board Chairman from 1993 to 2005. Mr. Hasson has extensive experience in providing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and as the Node Coordinator of the Pacific Region Node of the NIDA Clinical Trials Network, conducted clinical trials using medications and behavioral therapies for substance use disorders. He now serves as a Project Director and Trainer at UCLA ISAP.

Heather Hayes, M.Ed., LPC, CIP, CAI

Heather Hayes is a Master's Level, Licensed Counselor, and Board Registered Interventionist (CIP). She is a veteran of the behavioral health field. Hayes is known as one of the most prominent authorities on these topics, and has been a featured expert for The New York Times, CNN, and The Dr. Oz Show. FROM Heather Hayes is the co-founder and CEO of Hayes, Davidson and Associates. She is a Master's Level, Licensed Counselor, and Board Registered Interventionist (CIP). With over 30 years of experience, she is a veteran of the behavioral health field, specializing in the treatment of adolescents/young adults, trauma, brain disorders, complex mental health issues, and the full spectrum of addictive disorders. Hayes is known as one of the most prominent authorities on these topics, and has been a featured expert for The New York Times, CNN, and The Dr. Oz Show.

Paul Hokemeyer

Dr. Paul Hokemeyer is an internationally recognized expert on treating the clinical issues that arise at the intersection of wealth, power, celebrity and behavioral health. His research has been peer reviewed and published by Lambert Academic Press, The Journal of Wealth Management and is the subject of his upcoming book, the working title of which is "Star Struck" to be published by Hazelden Publishing, Summer 2018. Dr. Hokemeyer served on the board of directors for the New York Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, is a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and received his certification as a clinical trauma professional. A Fox News Analyst, he appears regularly on a wide range of media outlets including CNN, CNN International, The Today Show, Good Morning America and served on the panel of experts for the Dr. Oz Show. His work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, London's Daily Mail, The Robb Report and a host of national and international news outlets.

Andrew Kurtz, MA, MFT

Andrew Kurtz, MA, MFT, has been a Clinical Specialist with UCLA's Integrated Substance Abuse Programs since 2014. Mr. Kurtz has previously served as a program director in community mental health, specializing in optimizing access to services through a same-day assessment center. He has served as the lead contact of a nationally-recognized Trauma-Informed Care implementation that provided staff trainings to improve trauma services, including developing a one-of-a-kind wellness center focused on reducing barriers to accessing care for individuals exposed to traumatic events.

Judith Landau, MD, DPM, LMFT, CFLE, CIP, CAI

Judith Landau is a child, family and community neuropsychiatrist and former professor of psychiatry and family medicine, who has spent many years studying resilience and overcoming adversity. Dr. Landau is also an isangoma or traditional African healer.

Daniel McClughen

Mr. McClughen provides research, analysis, and strategic insight to clients on matters of health care and corporate law and policy. He advises addiction treatment programs and pain management practices on compliance matters. He also counsels small businesses on transactional matters.

Debra Meehl, DD

Debra Meehl, DD, is an Intensively trained Dialectical Behavior Therapist (DBT) and Skills Trainer, She is the founder and President of the Meehl Foundation,and documentary presenter of the Life Focus TV series "A Mind Misunderstood" With 20 years of recovery and rehabilitation experience Deb weaves humor and compassion in her presentations. As a trained therapist she gives case examples and scientific evidence of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, the only treatment that has up to an 87% success rate with certain mood and personality disorders with co-occurring substance abuse.

Alastair Mordey, BA Hons, FDAP

Alastair Mordey (BA Hons, FDAP), is a certified and accredited addiction counsellor with 15 years of experience in all tiers of the treatment system. He is one of the founding members and the Programme Director of The Cabin Addiction Services Group. The Cabin Group run a 120 bed all addictions treatment facility in Northern Thailand and ten IOP's worldwide.

Alastair is the author of The Cabin's clinical method - an 'all addictions' model used to treat both chemical and process addictions and impart 12 Step abstinence principles using secular terminology. His program is augmented by mindfulness, trauma protocols and Muay Thai Kickboxing training for young men.

Harry Nelson, JD, BS, Esq

Harry Nelson is the managing partner of Nelson Hardiman, a firm that works closely with the widest range of behavioral care providers, giving strategic advice on new opportunities and advising on traditional business, transactional, and regulatory matters. Firm clients include providers who specialize in behavioral and mental health care, addiction and recovery, as well as autism and family services.

Pete Nielsen, MA, CCJP

Pete Nielsen is the Chief Executive Officer for the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP). In addition to his solid background in association management, he also has a diverse background in education and treatment. He is a nationally known speaker and writer who has been published in numerous industry specific magazines. He has worked in education as a campus director, academic dean, and an instructor. He has worked in the substance use disorders field for 20 years as an interventionist, family recovery specialist, counselor, and administrator.

Kristina Padilla, M.A., IMF, LAADC, ICAADC, CGS

Kristina Padilla is a leader with the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP), where she serves as the Director of Education overseeing CCAPP's Education Department. Ms. Padilla has a Bachelor's of Science in Criminal Justice Administration and a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology. Ms. Padilla is a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern, a Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (LAADC).She is on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Addiction Professionals & their Allies (NALGAP).

James Peck, PsyD

James Peck, PsyD is a licensed clinical psychologist and senior clinical trainer at the UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs. Dr. Peck has extensive experience conducting curriculum development, clinical trainings, and clinical supervision on the etiology, assessment, and treatment of substance-related disorders, and on the treatment of individuals with co-occurring substance-related and psychiatric disorders. He currently works at UCLA in a clinical training role, and maintains a busy practice treating individuals with co-occurring disorders including HIV and HCV.

Steven Proctor, PhD

Steven L. Proctor, Ph.D., is the Principal at PRO Health Group, a behavioral health care research consulting firm. He also holds a faculty appointment at the rank of Senior Research Professor at Albizu University in Miami, where he directs the Institutional Center for Scientific Research.

Stephen Reeder, MA, LPCC, NCC

Stephen has been involved in the world of mental health for the past decade. Stephen holds his M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Denver in Denver, CO. He received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Kent State University in Ohio. Stephen brings a wealth of experience working with problem gambling, addictions and chemical dependence, and eating disorders.

Ruth Ann Richardson, JD

Ruth Richardson is the Director of Programs & National Strategic Initiatives for the MN Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS). Prior to joining MOFAS she was the Deputy Director of the City of Saint Paul's Department of Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity. She has a JD from William Mitchell College of Law, is a community faculty member at Metropolitan State University, and serves as a member and past Chairperson of the MN Board of Social Work. She is also working with a group of justice professionals across the U.S. on developing a curriculum on FASD and the justice system.

Manny Rodriguez

Manny has been committed to creating change for LGBT people seeking recovery and treatment for most of his adult life. He works daily with clinicians, interventionists, families & community leaders to improve how LGBT addicted people are perceived and receive treatment. Manny has produced educational addiction videos and has been published and quoted in The Advocate, The Huffington Post and LA Weekly. Manny earned a BFA from the Juilliard School in NYC and toured the world extensively with several high-profile modern dance companies.

Beverly Roesch, LCSW

Beverly Roesch, LCSW, is originally from New York City where she studied at the State University of New York at New Paltz and Stony Brook. She completed her graduate work at the University Of Utah School Of Social Work. She has worked in the field of chemical dependency treatment for 25 years and chemical dependency residential treatment has been her passion for her entire professional career. She enjoys being a mentor for fledgling counselors and has taught at the Alcohol and Drug Certificate Program at the University Of Utah Graduate School Of Social Work for 15 years.

Frederick (Rick) Sautter, MSW, LCSW

Rick Sautter, MSW, LCSW, is a retired career Naval Officer and graduate of the US Naval Academy. He served in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot, and he graduated from the USC MSW program in mental health with the military social work and veteran services sub concentration. He works with this population.

Anelia Shaheed, Esq.

Anelia Shaheed, Esq. is an Associate with the Law Offices of Julie W. Allison P.A. Ms. Shaheed brings a variety of skills and experience in the managed care, insurance reimbursement, provider risk management and other areas involving healthcare providers and insureds.

Ms. Shaheed attended the University of London for her undergraduate studies, where she received her LLB or Bachelor of Law Degree. Subsequently, Ms. Shaheed was admitted to Nova Southeastern University’s Law Program where she graduated Cum Laude in July of 2012. Subsequently Ms. Shaheed was admitted to the Florida Bar in April of 2013. She is currently a member of American Bar Association, Caribbean Bar Association as well as the National Health Lawyers Association.

Tonmoy Sharma, MBBS, MSc

Dr. Tonmoy Sharma, CEO of the Sovereign Health Group, has more than a decade of experience managing mental health treatment facilities. He has also published over 150 academic papers and books and served on editorial Boards of several journals. He is currently a Board Member of NAMI Orange County.

Rochelle Smith, MS LMFT

Rochelle Smith is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She currently works for Westcare CA. as a mental health clinician at Chowchilla Women's prison targeting those who are currently serving a life sentence with the chance of parole.
Rochelle has worked in a number of clinical capacities including alcohol and drug, schools, community based organizations as well as in the private sector.
Rochelle's educational background includes a MS in Marriage Family Child Therapy as well as a BS in Criminology.

Gina Thorne, M.S.

She has provided leadership support in residential treatment working with admissions, clinical and alumni. She is currently the Vice President of Marketing for Lakeview Health providing support to individuals and families to learn more about the addiction treatment services offered. Gina philosophically believes that change happens when others stretch across the divide and work together.

Her leadership in coalition and business development has increased access to services that addresses population-level change in behaviors around addiction.

Gina de Peralta Thorne has two decades of experience working in the field of prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery. Her background in health communications and health promotions has evolved in both the public and private sectors working in local, regional and national organizations, hospitals, and institutions of higher learning in Florida, New York, Ohio and Virginia.

Matt Tierney, APRN

Matt Tierney, APRN is a Nurse Practitioner and Associate Clinical Faculty at the UCSF School of Nursing. Roles in the care of patients with substance use and addictive disorders have included: Director of the Addiction Medicine Consultation and Treatment Service (AMCATS) at San Francisco General Hospital; Director of San Francisco’s Office-based Buprenorphine Induction Clinic (OBIC); and he is currently working in the Addiction Research and Treatment Services (ARTS) programs at the San Francisco VA. He is co-chair of the Addictions Council for the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA), and is a member of the Association of Medical Educators and Researchers in Substance Abuse (AMERSA), the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), and the International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA). His recent publications have focused on stigma and access to care for people with opioid use disorder.

Libby Timmons, M.Ed, LISAC, CEAP

Libby Timmons, is known for her lively interactive presentations. She is the President- Elect of EAPA. Libby is a nationally sought after presenter on Attachment, Ethics, and Therapeutic Alliance. Libby is in Private Practice in Tucson. She provides EA services, and individual & group therapy.

Jacqueline P. Tulsky, MD

Jacqueline P. Tulsky, MD is a general internist and Emeritus Professor of Medicine at UCSF based at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFGH). She is certified in Addiction medicine through ASAM She works in a SF methadone treatment program and for the UCSF CCC Substance Use Warmline.

Cynthia Westcott, MA, BS, LCSW

Cindy Westcott has 29 years of experience including 22 years in as founder of The Psychological Trauma and Wellness Center. She has developed and facilitated inpatient specialty programs for suicide prevention and for the treatment of complicated grief and traumatic stress, and PTSD. She is a level 2 EMDR trained clinician and utilizes other innovative therapies such as IFS, Gestalt and Ego State Experiential therapies, EFT, and others to address the acute and long term effects of childhood and other forms of trauma and abuse.

Kat Willis, MS, PhD, ICADC, CADC II, CEAP (ret.), CCTP

Kat Willis, has worked in addiction for 40 years. She has been an external EAP in San Francisco, taught at the University of California, @ Davis. She has specialized recently on the study of the neuro-biology of trauma as it relates to addiction. She is nationally certified as a Trauma Professional.

Louise Stanger, ED.D, LCSW, CDWF, CIP

Louise Stanger speaker, author, trainer & interventionist. Louise publishes Huffington Post, Campus Recovery & Sober World. Develops Family Programs - Driftwood Recovery Austin Louise won 2016 Joseph L. Galletta Sprit of Award winners. Falling Up- A Memoir of Renewal is available on Amazon.

Murray Zucker, M.D.

Dr. Zucker is a consultant to the health care industry and is affiliated with nationally known companies such as; Jeri Davis International. As a psychiatrist with background in academia, large group practice, and many years as a health plan clinical executive leader, he brings in-depth expertise on evidence-based product development, marketing, and medical behavioral integration as well as connecting start- ups with investors.
Previously, Dr. Zucker served as Senior Medical Director of New Product and Innovation for Optum. The Innovation team explored new models of Substance Use Disorder and Eating Disorder treatment as well as evaluated new technologies addressing prediction, early identification, engagement, diagnostics, treatment, and disease management. Additionally, Dr. Zucker is active in the American Telemedicine Association and participated in writing the Telemental Guidelines.

In addition, as Regional Medical Director for Optum responsible for the behavioral health care, he headed Quality Assurance, Utilization Review, Clinical Training, the provider Network development, and regulatory compliance.

Dr. Zucker received his BA degree from the University of Pennsylvania, his MD degree front the University of Rochester, and did his psychiatric residency at UCLA where he remained on faculty. His military service was in the US Indian Health Service where he ran a medical clinic on a Pueblo Indian reservation in New Mexico. He currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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